Head of R&D

DR Newitt
Up to £85,000 + Car Allowance (£7200) + Bonus (20%) + Benefits.
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Would you relocate to secure your dream job? You probably will have to for this one. 

Visionary Head of R&D required for established food manufacturer that has exceptional growth potential.

This could be suitable for a Senior R&D Manager who is looking for the next step in their career.

The client is committed to becoming category leaders and are investing significantly to achieve this. As part of the senior management team you will be given the autonomy to deliver required improvements.

The role has a Global remit.


The Role:

  • Guide the long term direction of the division, and help with the development and Implementation of the global innovation strategy.
  • Responsible for the overall management and development of a team of 10+.
  • Process and procedure improvement.
  • Developing food values and expanding knowledge.
  • Building and maintaining working stakeholder relationships.


The Person:

  • Must have a R&D background within a Blue Chip food manufacturing environment
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity in the workplace.
  • They need someone who is a good all-rounder (Concept to Launch).
  • Good leadership & management skills (5+ years managing teams).
  • Degree or equivalent in Food Science or related discipline
  • They will consider someone who has come from an Ambient / Chilled / Frozen processed foods background.
  • Sensory development experience.
  • Patent or Intellectual Property experience is desirable.
  • Ideally Branded & Own label experience.
  • Real expertise on stage & gate
  • Commercially aware with excellent Project Management experience

If you're interested in knowing more, send an up to date CV to: lawrence@drnewitt.com



Job vacancies from DR Newitt DR Newitt provide recruitment services to the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Worldwide FMCG market, including manufacturing, engineering and technical jobs. Established as a recruitment agency in 2002, DR Newitt’s experience of working with customers in these core markets enables us to be a key partner in the job supply chain.DR Newitt delivers permanent, contract and interim recruitment services via specialist divisions for:

  • Executive Management Jobs
  • FMCG Jobs
  • Food Jobs
  • Engineering Jobs
  • Manufacturing Jobs
  • Jobs in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • Scottish Jobs

For your perfect job, call or email us

Edinburgh Office 0131 226 5060 

Manchester Office 0161 833 0181

Email us your CV to register@drnewitt.com


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